Want to get more involved?

IFST currently has a number of opportunities for you to get involved which we believe will enhance your current career, in some cases give you experience in advance of your next role or simply provide you with the opportunity to give something back.

Central Committees

No vacancies at present

Subject Interest Groups

There are various opportunities to get more involved with the planning of events and writing articles for in the following areas:

  • Consultancy
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Law
  • Safety

If you would like more information, please contact Erin Taylor


There are various opportunities within our Branches.  If you would like to get more involved with local activity please visit your regional home page or for more information, please contact Erin Taylor.

Other Groups

New Professionals

If you have recently graduated or are in the first three years after graduating, why not join this new network.  We are currently creating a programme for people like you throughout the country and want you to get involved.  Contact Erin Taylor for more information.

Student Representatives

Do you want to be an IFST student rep?  As we move forward into 2017, we're looking to recruit two students from every university to be our representative on campus.  The role will be great fun and you will be supported by the student group the whole way to make a real impact at your university.  If you are interested, please contact Erin Taylor.

In addition, we are also looking for members who are focussing on Sensory Science at undergraduate and PhD level.  If you are interested, please get in touch.

Event Helpers

We’re looking for students/new professionals who might be interested in volunteering their time to help us at some of our smaller technical events around the country.  It’s a great way to network with people in the sector and you will be able to attend the event for free. Register your interest today!

Technical expertise needed

Food safety blog

We're looking for food safety specialists to write about topics of their choosing in our food safety blog. The blogs would be around 500 words (though this can vary). If you're interested or would like to discuss further, please contact us.

Food Science & Technology

If you’d like to submit an article to ‘Food Science & Technology’ online, we’d love to hear from you.  Email your proposal to us.